Pneumonia Poses Risk In Long Term Care Facilities

Pneumonia Poses Risk In Long Term Care Facilities
Nursing home residents are often in close quarters, and despite how healthy they are when they enter, they are at a higher risk of developing infections when they are in the facility. Pneumonia is one of the most common, and is one of the highest causes of disease and mortality in nursing homes across the ...

Saving for Retirement Means Prioritizing

Saving for Retirement Means Prioritizing
The retirement crisis in the United States is all over the news, but most people still haven’t saved enough to support themselves throughout retirement. Key to a Secure Retirement We all want a happy, stress-free retirement, but how do we go about attaining that? Many people, especially in current economic times, believe that limited income ...

Texas Attorney General Pushes to Close Unlicensed Care Facilities

Texas Attorney General Pushes to Close Unlicensed Care Facilities
The state of Texas is currently working to close several unlicensed assisted living facilities. Care Setting The closure was reported recently regarding these facilities, which are self-designated as assisted living facilities, are not by any means the idyllic image of a long term care setting. Instead, they are often residential homes that do not provide ...

October is National Residents’ Rights Month

October is National Residents' Rights Month
October is National Nursing Home Residents’ Rights Month and this year the theme is “Speak Out Against Elder Abuse!” Long Term Care Residents Residents’ Rights Month celebrates the rights of each and every person living in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, retirement communities, and all other long term care settings. This month, organizations are encouraging and ...

Plan Ahead for Long Term Care

Plan Ahead for Long Term Care
Have you considered what you will do if you ever suffer a bad fall or are diagnosed with dementia? If you need long term care, how will you pay for it? Many people don’t think about this type of scenario early enough and are not financially prepared to pay the costs out of pocket when ...

Can Pets Help the Elderly?

Can Pets Help the Elderly?
Seniors living alone or receiving care in nursing homes and assisted living facilities often experience loneliness and isolation. These feelings can have negative physiological consequences, like an increased risk of depression and Alzheimer’s. Reducing that loneliness is easy, some say. All it takes is a furry friend. Reduces Loneliness Research has found that long term ...